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Did Breyers Just Wreck Their Ice Cream Line?

July 1, 2012

Even Breyers is not immune to the pressure of making money, and evidently somewhere between their parent conglomerate (Unilever) and their production line, they have massively overhauled their formula.

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What’s in McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce?

May 5, 2012

Before I swore off McDonald’s, Big Mac was my time-crunch meal of choice. Years later, my mouth waters as I fondly recall the relative perfection of that sandwich.

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A Kobe burger in Texas

Is Kobe Beef Food’s Biggest Scam?

May 4, 2012

An update on “Kobe Beef” found in the United States

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Cans of Budweiser Chelada and Bud Light Chelada

What the heck is in Budweiser and Bud Light Chelada!?

April 1, 2012

Though I love a good beer, a good tomato and a good clam, I’ve never particularly enjoyed their combined taste in beverage form.

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Saccharin

Sweeteners: An overview

March 31, 2012

Stop for a moment and think about the last few things you ate or drank. Were any of them sweet? How did that sweetness come to be?

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Paleo’s sweet tooth: Caveman Cookies

January 31, 2012

Can a cookie get any more natural than this?

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Liquid margarine is disgusting

November 17, 2011

Margarine is a chemical solid marketed as an alternative to butter. Aside from its synthetic origin, margarine tastes awful.

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Photo of a McDonald's McRib sandwich

What’s in a McRib? Ingredients and a brief history

November 17, 2011

On the surface, it may seem that McDonald’s executives have no clue what to do with the McRib. I think they’ve marketed this sandwich perfectly.

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